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2024-25 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Fall 2024 Academic Calendar [*subject to change]Dates
First-Year OrientationMonday, August 12-Thursday, August 15
First Day of ClassesMonday, August 19
Last Day to Add or Drop Classes
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
*Last day to request permission to change enrollment status
Friday, August 23
Labor Day Holiday, No ClassesMonday, September 2
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Saturday, September 7
Saturday, September 14
Fall Break/Reading Day for Midterms
no class meetings
Monday, October 7
Midterm Week For All Required Courses
No classes will meet during this week.
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned midterms and to be available for the duration of midterm week in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Tuesday, October 8-Friday, October 11
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Saturday, November 16
Saturday, November 23
School Make-Up Days
(if needed due to school closure)
Saturday, November 2
Saturday, November 9
Last Day of ClassTuesday, November 26
Thanksgiving Holiday, No ClassesWednesday. November 27-Friday, November 29
Reading DaysSaturday, November 30-Monday, December 2
Final Exams
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned exams and to be available for the duration of the exam period in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Tuesday–Saturday, December 3-7, Monday–Wednesday, December 9-11
Winter Commencement ceremonyTBD
School Offices Closed December 14–January 3, 2025
Spring 2025 Academic Calendar (*subject to change)Dates
First Day of Classes Monday, January 13
Last Day to Add or Drop Classes
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
*Last day to request permission to change enrollment status
Friday, January 17
Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday (No Classes)Monday, January 20
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Saturday, February 8
Saturday, February 15
Reading Day for Midterms, no class meetingsMonday, March 3
Midterm Week for All Required Courses
No classes will meet during this week.
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned midterms and to be available for the duration of midterm week in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Tuesday, March 4-Friday, March 7
Spring BreakMonday, March 10 – Friday, March 14
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Saturday, April 19
Saturday, April 26
Last Day of ClassMonday, April 28
Reading DayTuesday, April 29
Final Exams
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned exams and to be available for the duration of the exam period in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 30–May 3 and Monday-Thursday, May 5 – May 8
Spring Graduation CeremonyTBD
Maymester 2025 (*subject to change)Dates
First day of Maymester ClassesMonday, May 12
Last Day to Add/Drop a Maymester CourseMonday, May 12
Last day of Maymester classes

Wednesday, May 21
Reading Day for Maymester

Thursday, May 22
Maymester Exams
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned exam
Friday, May 23
Memorial Day, Offices ClosedMonday, May 26
Summer 2025 (*subject to change)Dates
First day of Summer ClassesTuesday, May 27
Monday Classes to MeetFriday, May 30
Last Day to Add or Drop Classes
[after this date, permission by Academic Dean required to drop class]
Friday, May 30, noon
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Friday, June 13
Juneteenth Holiday (no classes)Thursday, June 19
Midterms for All Required Courses
No class meetings.
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned midterms and to be available for the duration of the midterm period in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Friday, June 20 and Monday, June 23
July 4 Holiday (no classes)Friday, July 4
Additional Class Meetings for Required Courses
[Scheduled by Academic Affairs upon request of individual professors]
Saturday, July 12
Last day for all summer classesThursday, July 31
Reading DayFriday, August 1
Exams for all summer classes
*Students are expected to be on campus for their assigned exams and to be available for the duration of the exam period in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance that might necessitate a rescheduling.
Saturday, August 2
Monday, August 4 – Wednesday, August 6
Summer Graduation (no ceremony)6-Aug

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